Boffi and De Padova reach an agreement for the merger of the two companies
An agreement was reached announcing an important strategic alliance within the design industry.Boffi, the high-end brand for kitchens and bathrooms, has acquired 100% of De Padova,......
An agreement was reached announcing an important strategic alliance within the design industry.
Boffi, the high-end brand for kitchens and bathrooms, has acquired 100% of De Padova, worldwide iconic furniture design company. Luca De Padova acquires 7.5% of Boffi and therefore becomes its second main shareholder.
This important step will see to the two brands maintaining their own different identities, united by the same shared aim of creating a platform of excellence for the design industry which is now ever more integrated and interlinked for all the living areas: from bathrooms to beds and storage systems, kitchens to upholstered products and complementary items.
Boffi and De Padova will collaborate together to further develop the common process of internationalization in order to sustain the Italian “know how” by forming a stronger unity and increasing involvement in both private and contract sectors.
Luca De Padova is now President of De Padova and has become the Vice President of Boffi, officially entering the board of directors. With his new position in Boffi, he will contribute to the development of the group thanks to his knowledge and experience within the interiors industry.
Roberto Gavazzi is now CEO of Boffi and De Padova, ensuring operational guidance for both companies.
Boffi and De Padova are the extraordinary combination of two heritage brands which integrate perfectly thanks to their business histories, contribution to the development of Italian design, and strong brand image as market leaders.
Roberto Gavazzi: “Over the past few years I had been courting Luca, convinced that the union of our two companies would create something extraordinary in terms of quality standards and product range, across a worldwide network of dedicated showrooms with each company’s strong brand identities and overall product quality helping both companies grow internationally. The alliance with De Padova is an important example of how two Italian companies are able to take on new global challenges together by creating an ambitious project of growth in a stable balance of resources and skills”.
Luca De Padova: "The union with Boffi will further increase growth and development for De Padova worldwide within the design industry where Italy is considered as market leader. Thanks to a partner with a strong distribution network we will have higher visibility with new exhibiting spaces which are ever more difficult to achieve. I also believe in synergies on larger projects and in the possibility of creating and opening stores together that will represent both companies at their best. I always found myself in agreement with Roberto on business strategies and on the common vision of being an entrepreneur. Product taste, the search for a cohesive industrial project, passion and desire to overcome difficulties, make us very close. I am sure that we will achieve very ambitious goals.”
In the definition of the agreement Boffi was assisted by the Studio Ferrari_ Pedeferri, De Padova by the Studio Bonelli Erede Pappalardo.
ADI - Premio Compasso d’Oro XXIII Edition
K20 (KITCHEN) and SOLFERINO (WARDROBE)have been awarded an honourable mention in the COMPASSO d’ORO ADI (Association for the Industrial Design) by the International Jury of the “ADI XXIII......
K20 (KITCHEN) and SOLFERINO (WARDROBE)
have been awarded an honourable mention in the COMPASSO d’ORO ADI (Association for the Industrial Design) by the International Jury of the “ADI XXIII Premio Compasso d’Oro”.
The International Jury has given 20 Compasso d'Oro Awards and 90 Honourable Mentions.
The XXIII edition prize was celebrated in Milan, its hometown, on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary (1954-2014). The previous editions were held in Turin in 2008 (when it was the World Design Capital) and in Rome in 2011 (celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy).
This edition of the award is part of a program of initiatives called "Design è" aimed to highlight the design role in the run up to the 2015 Expo. "Design è" is sponsored by the City of Milan and the Regione Lombardia together with FederlegnoArredo.
The Compasso d’Oro award, along with the selection work by the ADI Design Index Observatory, is in the centre of an enhancing process of Italian design.
The exhibition was open during the Salone del Mobile and had great success.
Following the official celebration ceremony, items awarded with the Compasso d'Oro as well as those selected with the Honorable Mention, enter the Compasso d'Oro ADI Collection – recognized in 2004 as “Bene di interesse nazionale”.
By being part of this collection, the selected products increase their value to beyond their commercial worth, since the collection is unique in the world and a testament to the 60 years' history of Italian design.
Italian design companies and finest artisanal food producers meet for an evening dedicated to quality, innovation and design with the talented chef Lapo Querci.Wednesday 22th January,......
Italian design companies and finest artisanal food producers meet for an evening dedicated to quality, innovation and design with the talented chef Lapo Querci.
Wednesday 22th January, 18.30-21.00
Agugiaro e Figna flour
Acquerello the rice
Cantina Petreto wines
Casa Madaio Cilento cheese
Coppini extra virgin olive oil
Mediterranea Belfiore preserves
Michele Satta wine
Pastificio Benedetto Cavalieri durum wheat pasta
Pozzali Srl - Lodi Grana Raspadura
Principe Foods Inc - Principe di San Daniele Spa prosciutto di San Daniele
Sabadì Modica chocolate
32 Via dei Birrai artisanal beer
Villa Angarano wines
Vino Direct LLC, Long Beach, CA
Zafferano tasting glasses
Join your fellow chapter members for a sip of information, a small plate of insights, a side of networking, and a giant helping of fun as we eat and drink our way through the showrooms of......
Join your fellow chapter members for a sip of information, a small plate of insights, a side of networking, and a giant helping of fun as we eat and drink our way through the showrooms of three of our favorite Industry Partners: The Shade Store, Custom Comfort Mattress and Boffi Los Angeles.
We'll start the evening at 5.30 with champagne at the Shade Store.
Continue with cocktails and a bite at 6.15 at Custom Comfort Matress and finish the feast - complete with coffee and dessert - at 7.00 at Boffi Los Angeles.
New location in Beverly Hills
Boffi moves form Santa Monica to Beverly Hills, in a new location on two floors, showcasing the latest design kitchen and bathroom collections....
Boffi moves form Santa Monica to Beverly Hills, in a new location on two floors, showcasing the latest design kitchen and bathroom collections.
Lunch in collaboration with Gaggenau
On the 2nd of March a lunch, in collaboration with Gaggenau, has been organised for a selected list of architects and designers....
On the 2nd of March a lunch, in collaboration with Gaggenau, has been organised for a selected list of architects and designers.
Two legend of Italian design: Boffi L.A. and Ducati
Boffi Los Angeles and Ducati organized: “Two legends of Italian design. One legendary evening”.LA Forum presents a conference about DoubleVision: Identity vs. Perception. A comparison of......
Boffi Los Angeles and Ducati organized: “Two legends of Italian design. One legendary evening”.
LA Forum presents a conference about DoubleVision: Identity vs. Perception. A comparison of converging and diverging opinions about the everyday, the architectural and commercial design.
Two Legends of Italian Design, the parallel stories of Boffi and Ducati, an exhibition of motorbikes new and vintage, together with kitchens and bathrooms, 70 years’ history of design mixed with Ducati’s 80 years’ experience, legends becoming reality.